ODPM Press Notice

Session 2002-03 26 March 2003


The Committee on the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions will be hearing evidence for its inquiry into Reducing Regional Disparities in Prosperity on the following date:

Tuesday 1st April


Office for National Statistics


Professor John Tomaney, Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne

Professor Peter Gripaios, South West Economy Centre, University of Plymouth

Professor Alan Harding, Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures, University of Salford

Further evidence sessions for this inquiry will be held on 8 April and 30 April.  Details will be announced in due course.

The evidence session will take place in public, unless otherwise decided by the Committee, in a Committee Room at the House of Commons.  Those wishing to attend the meeting should check the venue by contacting the Committee Office Information Line on 020 7219 2033 on the day before the hearing.

If you would  like a copy of any House of Commons publications, and did not submit written or oral evidence to the relevant inquiry, then you may purchase them from The Stationery Office, General enquiries tel no.0870 600 5522, or access them via the Committee homepage on the Internet http://www.parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/odpm.cfm

Contact: Claire O'Shaughnessy, Committee Specialist 020 7 219 6755